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Raleigh woman going red for AHA
Thursday, September 29, 2016
RALEIGH – Evelyn McMahon was leaving church in 2012 when she began experiencing a headache and stomachache at the same time. Despite the symptoms getting worse, she drove home and went to bed. But the next day, she was barely able to walk or talk, and one side of her face drooped. That’s when she called her daughter, who rushed her to the
Students still lack sleep with new bell schedule
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
DURHAM – Durham public schools now start and end about an hour-and-a-half later, leaving some students with little time for after-school jobs and activities. In August 2015, after a decade of deliberation and research, DPS voted to switch the elementary school and high school bell schedules in order to enable high school students to get more sleep
Duke set to honor campus black architect
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
DURHAM – Duke University will honor the contributions of campus architect Julian Abele at Sept. 30 at 3:30 p.m. with the dedication of Abele Quad on Duke’s West Campus. The event, the first in a yearlong series recognizing the African-American architect, is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Bryan Center lot and garage.
Advocates continue protest of Durham jail conditions
Thursday, September 22, 2016
DURHAM – Matthew McCain had a lot to look forward to as a father to a baby girl at the time of his death, said Ashley Canady (right), who was McCain’s girlfriend. McCain, 29, died in January after Durham County jail staff refused to treat him for diabetes and epilepsy, Canady said. Canady and about a dozen others gathered at City Hall Plaza
Black startups, Black Wall Street converge in Durham
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
DURHAM – When you describe Google, some of the top words that come to mind might be “innovation” and “entrepreneurship.” When you look back on Durham’s rich history, you can see those same qualities woven through the timeline – from the advent of Black Wall Street to the burgeoning downtown hub that is producing all
‘Mothers of the Movement’ visit North Carolina
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
DURHAM – They may have been thrust into the spotlight because of tragedy, but they are using that notoriety to push for change. And they believe that Hillary Clinton is the woman who can help make it happen. Geneva Reed-Veal, Gwen Carr and Maria Hamilton – the mothers of Sandra Bland, Eric Garner and Dontre Hamilton, respectively, who all died
Racial diversity lacking on county commissioners’ boards
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Two of North Carolina's fastest-growing demographics — Latinos and Asian-Americans — are not represented on any county commissions in the state. And African-Americans, who make up 22 percent of North Carolina's population, have no representation on half of the state's commissioner boards. Those are among the findings of a Facing South analysis

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Dance Pary

Raleigh Old School Dance Party from 8 p.m. until


Anniversary Party

Exotique will celebrate its 10th anniversary Oct


Entreprenuership Summit

EVOLVE Mentoring, in partnership with Shaw

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Faith is a verb

Scripture says you should live your life in such a way that those around you can see the Jesus

Does ECSU have a new women’s coach?

CC heard a wild rumor last weekend. We overheard – OK we were eavesdropping –

Susan B. Komen sets funding to breast cancer research

DALLAS – Building on its bold goal to reduce current breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in